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Hack To Start
Episode 53

Ross Simmonds

Building things at @FoundationIncCo @HustleGrindCo | Speaker | Author.

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Ross Simmonds is the founder and CEO of Foundation, Hustle & Grind, and Crate. Ross has been into startups for as long as he can remember. While running an football fantasy blog in college, he began to understand the power of content and social platforms. He joins us to share how he's managed to build a thriving consulting practise, launch two other startups, how to make sure your brand stands out online, and much more!

Main Objectives For This Episode

  • Learn more about Ross.
  • Learn more about Foundation, Hustle & Grind, Crate and what motivated Ross to start them.
  • Learn more about how Ross approaches content marketing, distribution and growing startups.
  • And more!

Episode Overview

Ross Simmonds is the founder and CEO of Foundation, Hustle & Grind, and Crate.

Ross has been into startups for as long as he can remember. While running an football fantasy blog in college, he began to understand the power of content and social platforms. He joins us to share how he's managed to build a thriving consulting practise, launch two other startups, how to make sure your brand stands out online, and much more!


What You'll Learn In This Episode

  • How Ross got into startups
  • Why Ross started Foundation, Hustle & Grind, & Crate.
  • How Ross approaches content development, content marketing, & distribution
  • And more!

Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:46
Where are you from, what did you study and how did your passion for entrepreneurship start?

4:22
Let’s start off by getting to know more about Foundation. What is it? and what motivated you to start it?

8:38
Hustle & Grind, is a subscription service for entrepreneurs. What’s it all about? And why did you decide to start it?

12:18
Lastly, Crate a content marketing software, that is currently in Beta. What is it and what problems is it trying to solve?

17:42
What’s the creative process you follow for the design of some of your presentations or Instagram images?

23:17
What process did you follow to create and distribute your guide? Did you do any “Hacks” to gain some initial traction?

28:00
What motivates you to help others by sharing your experience through public speaking?

32:44
Where do you see the biggest opportunities for entrepreneurs? Any technologies or industries that really interest you?

34:45
What apps, devices or tools are you using right now? And are there any books that you are currently reading, or are on your recommendation list?

39:07
Any last thoughts or personal mottos that you live by that you think others should know about?


Here are some of the most important links and resources mentioned throughout the show.

Twitter Handles & Websites

Ross on Twitter
Ross on the web
Foundation on Twitter
Foundation on the web
Hustle & Grind on Twitter
Hustle & Grind on the web
Crate on the web
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps, & Books

Sidekick
Product Hunt
Slack
The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Million Dollar Consulting

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